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I worked at Hitachi America
Pros – Smart people, very well organized
Cons – Some issues with Japanese culture
2013-10-17 08:03 PDT
I worked at Hitachi America full-time for more than 10 years
Pros – It was a job, with great lower level people and great insurance. The retirement plan for the United States was a joke since the pay never changed.
Cons – Mgt was out of touch and if you were not from Japan, you had no say in anything. HR turned there head to Japanese actions in the United States. 3-5 year mgt assignments, meant you would have new leadership in a few years, usually worse than previous mgt. No long term goals. Working for today to make today's numbers look good since the mgt assignments were so short term. Probably the reason the facility shut down.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-01-19 00:03 PST
I have been working at Hitachi America
Pros – If you perform they leave you alone, hence most successful people stay many years. Great medical/dental/vision plan. Pay package is average.
Cons – Management does not understand the business or customers enough. Not given the leeway to make the primary decisions in running the business.
Advice to Senior Management – Review the old school methods of running a business and join the 21st century using the latest technologies combined with more input from US staff.
2011-12-10 23:21 PST
I worked at Hitachi America
Pros – There are none. The company has no strategy or vision. Senior management are incompetent. The company has been in decline for many years as there is no strategy or vision for the company. Products are designed for Japan markets and shoved down the throats of international markets.
Cons – The company is going downhill, led by its parent.The company is a huge conglomerate in thousands of businesses with no critical mass in any one business. The products are all designed in Japan for the Japan market and scant attention is paid to designing products outside of Japan. Senior management is sent overseas from Japan and they spend most of their time playing golf, drinking or socializing.
Advice to Senior Management – Go back to Japan and let Americans run the business. There is little or no diversity in the work force. All decisions are made by ex-patriots and non-Japanese people are given little or no power or decision making responsibility. You do not understand AMerican or European markets but you are gicen total repsonsibility for the operation when you have no knowledge whatsoever.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2008-06-10 21:19 PDT
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